Two moderators… no panelists?

Brian Brady’s (great post) on getting the most out of technology (as oppose to letting it get the most out of you), reminded me about a conversation I had with him this past week…

We’re both scheduled to be moderators for the final session of Blogger’s Connect (“Steer Your Blog Toward the Long Tail”) and, at least initially, I wasn’t sure if I should be thankful or if I was being punished since they scheduled no panelists.  The “idea” behind the session is that we would engage the audience in a conversation, which is potentially a lot harder than it sounds.

Anyway, I’m normally up for experimenting with just about anything, so I agreed to participate, but that doesn’t mean I understood how Brian and I would improvise the session and at the same time make sure that Blogger’s Connect went out with a bang.

Lucky for me, Brian came to the rescue with a great idea.  Once he started explaining his idea, it took me all of 30 seconds to get excited.  I don’t want to get expectations too high, but I’m pretty sure we’ll be having some fun and I’m hoping the fun will be contagious enough to spread to the audience.